Kentucky AG Cameron gets armed security after alleged threats to family

There appears to have been threats to Daniel Cameron's welfare and safety, leading to an arrest.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has obtained private armed security detail through the end of the year after alleged threats to his life and his loved ones. 

The Government Contract Review Committee gave its approval to the embattled attorney general’s request to hire security after there apparently were “several serious, credible threats to the Attorney General’s health, welfare, and, safety,” according to documents from Cameron’s office.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. while addressing the Republican National Convention in August. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The retroactive contract, approved for up to $300,000, began at the end of August and ends on Dec. 31.

In a statement to CNN, Cameron’s headquarters claim “Our office has received detailed threats against the Attorney General, his wife, and members of his family. The Attorney General’s protective detail determined that given the credibility of such threats, additional personnel and resources were needed to provide the appropriate level of security.”

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Kentucky’s Black Republican attorney general has gained international acclaim after his office handled the investigation into the Louisville police killing of Breonna Taylor in March. Cameron presented the case to a grand jury, which did not move to indict any of the officers for her death. 

One grand juror in the case has sued to be able to speak publicly about the hearing. Cameron has since noted that he did not offer jurors the option to indict the officers on charges related to Taylor’s death in her own home. 

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She has since become the latest symbol of police brutality in America and Cameron a symbol of how justice involving police killings is often denied to their innocent victims. 

The Department of Criminal Investigations in Kentucky have deemed the threats against Cameron credible. According to, one person has already been charged. 

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Wesley Forrest Clay, 29, of Olathe, Kansas, is accused of making the threat and has been charged with making a threat through interstate communications, according to court records.

“You will die if you do not give Breonna Taylor justice,” Clay said in the message left with Cameron’s office, according to an affidavit. “That is a threat. Try me.”

Clay was indicted on Oct. 1. 

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